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May 16, 2012 1:30am EDT
that process. >> okay. the next is the murdoch press when you look at paragraph nine of your statement, which is our page 07 -- sorry 5. >> yeah. >> in essence you explain that it was a neutralization strategy, but you ended up doing well the better than that. it sums it up, doesn't it? >> yep. >> the reasons from your perspective are pretty obvious. evisceration by the murdoch press during the -- years linger over the 2002 election results. cause and effect could never be clearly established. is that right? >> yep. >> and then the iconic status of the sun. did you feel in 1994 to 1997 that the sun did occupy such a status or not? >> no, not really. i think they very clefrlly marketed themselves as having such a status. and i think that -- i mean, i say elsewhere in my statement about there was a kind of sense of hierarchy in which paperses were more important than others. and i think "the sun," i wouldn't call it iconic, but it was a significant player. and i think within the media marketplace, rupert murdoch then had probably within the press a greater share and greater power than perhaps h
CSPAN
May 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
murdoch's newspaper "the sun." alastair campbell was questioned for a second time by a panel questioning the ethical practices of the media. also prosecutors in the case charged rebekah brooks, the former head of mr. murdoch's news corp. newspaper unit with conspiring to obstruct justice. the first criminal action in the investigation. this is a little more than 2 1/2 hours. >> this afternoon's witness is mr. campbell, please. mr. campbell, you are still on oath from your hearing on the 13th of november. i told you you'd be back, yes? you provided us kindly with a second statement dated the 30th of april of this year. and you confirm its contents is true, do you, mr. campbell? >> yes. i'm going to deal with this by way of theme, if i may, mr. campbell. first of all, mr. blair hiring you in 1994, we have one version in your diary. another version which is very similar in mr. blair's book. the journey, page 75. he considered you as part of a short list in discussion with mr. mandelson. do you remember that? >> no, i wasn't involved in that discussion. >> right. it's unlikely given they wer
PBS
May 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>> tonight ofrontline, rupert murdoch and his son engulfed in scandal... >> i think the senior executives were all misinformed and shielded from anything that was going on. >> ...and his companies plagud with questions. >> someone took charge of a cover-up which we were victim to, and i regret... >> how did the owner of a worldwide media empire come to be hounded by the press and haunted by the death of a teenager? >> that's what absolutely turned the whole thing into a complete nightmare for rupert murdoch. >> mr. murdoch, at what point did you find out that criminality was endemic at news of the world? >> "endemic" is a very... a very wide-ranging word. >> tonifrontline correspondent lowell bergman goes inside the phone hacking scandal... >> they hacked my phone and they ran some pretty hideous stories about my sexuality. >> they hacked my messages between myself and the chief executive. >> ...that rocked a governmen. >> this is becoming a very, very big scandal. biggest news organization in the country are in trouble, biggest police force in trouble, and furthermore,
CSPAN
May 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
. campbell denied that there was any deal between rupert murdoch and tony blair to gain support from the british newspaper "the sun" during the 1997 election. alastair campbell served as tony blair's press secretary and later communications director from 1997 through 2003. >>> this afternoon's witness is mr. campbell, please. campbell, you're still on oath from your hearing on the 30th of november. i told you you'd be back. >> yes. >> and you provided us kindly with a second statement, dated the 30th of april of this year. and you confirm its contents as true, do you, mr. campbell? >> yes. >> i'm going to do this by way of theme, if i may, mr. campbell. first of all, mr. blair hiring you in 1994, we have one version in your diary, another version which is very similar in mr. blair's book, "the journey," page 75. he considered you as part of a short list in discussion with mr. mandelson. do you remember that? >> no. i wasn't involved in that discussion. >> it's unlikely given they were wondering whether you were the right person. >> and mr. blair said he wanted a tabloid person and th
CSPAN
May 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> going back to mr. murdoch, the three telephone calls before the start of the iraq war in 2003, something that i think you can give very clear evidence about, the fact that they probably occurred or did occur but the substance of the calls, you can't assist us with. is that the same? >> well, can i only give you evidence as far as it relates to what i wrote in my diary. i don't actually remember the calls but i did write in -- on march 11, 2003 about one of the calls. >> it does appear that it was a call that tony blair had made. whether that helps you or not, i don't know. >> let's don't use the phrase implied express deal, let me use none of those words. let me understand what's going on here. the government was more than just contemplating heading for a war. mm-hmm. >> it was obviously understandable if they wanted to discover what the reaction from those who were responsible for our media was going to be. and i could equally understand why a prime minister might think it of value to seek to get across in an unvarnished way, unmediated by other press comment, what was really going on i
PBS
May 2, 2012 12:30am PDT
murdoch of willful blindness over phone hacking. a diplomatic crisis threatens to derail talks between the u.s. and china. it is 11:00 a.m. and singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. president obama has marked the anniversary of the shooting death of osama bin laden by making a surprise visit to afghanistan. he signed an agreement about the role of the u.s. after nato and its combat operations in 2014. he delivered a presidential address to the american public. he announced that 23,000 more u.s. troops would leave this summer as the u.s. wound down its combat role. our washington correspondent reports. >> air force one touched down in afghanistan in the middle of the night on the anniversary of the killing of bin laden. the president only briefly eliminated by the flash of cameras -- illumniated by the flash of cameras. >> a year ago, we were able to bring osama bin laden to justice. that could have only happened because each and every one of you, in your own way, were doing your jobs. >> he also signed a new strategic a
PBS
May 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, president obama makes a surprise visit to afghanistan. ripping into rupert murdoch, he is declared not fit to lead a major company. and shining a light on the occupy movement. in new york, the activists are having an impact. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. president obama has marked the anniversary of the killing of osama bin ladin with a surprise visit to afghanistan. he announced -- he arrived unannounced under the cover of darkness. he then signed an agreement about the role of combat troops after their withdrawal. >> a dramatic appearance. the american president of rides. -- arrives. president obama left the air base and went to the presidential palace. he discussed america's continued role in the fight against global terror. >> i have come to afghanistan to mark an historic moment for our nation's. i am here to a firm the bonds between our countries, to thank american men and women who have sacrificed so much in these last 10 years. in order to ensure peace and .rosperity for our nation's president obama sends a message he hopes of america's enduring com
PBS
May 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
murdoch's "news of the world" international papers and the british government? the former chief executive of the company, rebecca brooks, is to give evidence shortly at a inquiry which is running here in london, and it's expected she'll talk about her relations with the current and former prime ministers. there are claims that she and david cameron regularly texted one another as well as meeting frequently in business and social circles. >> rebecca brooks is the former executive who was courted by prime ministers. her papers backed tony blair three times. she was a guest of gordon brown's at a pajama party. historical detail of politicians past is likely to feature when she takes to the witness stand later. just a day after her friend and former colleague, andy colson, once director of communications at downing street, gave evidence. >> rebecca was the sharp hand of rupert murdoch. she was the interface between the murdoch empire and the politicians. she was the orkstraret of the kind of social media. it was her wedding, it was her party, it was her pajama party. she was the social interf
PBS
May 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
delivering justice to al qaeda. >> british lawmakers to accuse rupert murdoch of willful blindness over phone hacking. a diplomatic crisis threatens to derail a high-level talks between china and the u.s.. it is 9:00 in singapore. >> it is 2:00 in london. >> president obama has marked the anniversary of the shooting death of osama bin laden by making a surprise visit to afghanistan. he signed an agreement about the role of the u.s. after nato and its combat operations in 2014. within the past couple of hours, he delivered a presidential address from the u.s. air base. he announced the 23,000 more u.s. troops would leave this summer as the u.s. wound down its combat role. >> i will not keep americans in harm's way a single day longer than is absolutely required for our national security. we must finish the job was started in afghanistan and end this war responsibly. my fellow americans, we have traveled through more than a decade under the cloud of war. we can see the light of the new day on the horizon. the iraq war is over. the number of our troops in harm's way has been cut in half. more wi
CSPAN
May 18, 2012 5:30am EDT
>> yeah. >> we're going back now to mr. murdoch and the -- it starts, the seam of implied deals. the telephone call is about three telephone calls just before the iraq war in march of 2003. >> yeah. >> there's something i think you can be very clear what it's about, save for the fact that it probably occurred or did occur, but the substance of the calls you can't assist us with; is that fair? >> i can only give you evidence as far as what it relates to what i wrote in my diary. i don't remember the calls, but i did write on march 11, 2003 about one of the calls. i don't remember the calls themselves, but i' know i talke to tony blair about one of them and i've written about them in my diary. >> it doesn't shed very much more light upon it. >> only it does appear that it were a call that tony blair had made. whether that helps you or not, i don't know. >> let's not use the phrase implied express deal. let's not use any of those words. let me just understand what's going on here. the government was more than just contemplating, heading for a wall. it was obviously understandable i
CSPAN
May 15, 2012 8:00pm EDT
>> yeah. >> we're going back now to mr. murdoch. on the theme of implied deals. the telephone calls about -- three telephone calls just before the start of the iraq war in march 2003. >> yeah. >> i think you're being very clear what it's about, the fact that they probably occurred or did occur, but the substance of the calls you can't assist us with, fair to say? >> i can only give you evidence as far as relates to what i wrote in my diary. i don't actually remember the calls but i did write on march the 11th, 2003, about one of the calls. but i don't -- i don't remember the calls themselves, but i've obviously spoken to tony blair about one of them and i've written something in my diary. >> which is the odd, not very clever comment. >> yeah. >> perhaps doesn't throw very much more light upon it. >> well, only -- it does make -- it does appear to suggest that it wasn't -- >> let's not use the phrase implied express deal. let's use none of those words. let me understand what's going on here. the government was more than just contemplate ing contemplata war. it was obviously understan
CSPAN
May 21, 2012 12:35am EDT
is the murdoch press when you look at paragraph nine of your statement, which is our page 07 -- sorry 00795. >> yeah. >> in essence you explain that it was a neutralization strategy, but you ended up doing well the better than that. it sums it up, doesn't it? >> yep. >> the reasons from your perspective are pretty obvious. evisceration by the murdoch press during the -- years linger over the 2002 election results. cause and effect could never be clearly established. is that right? >> yep. >> and then the iconic status of the sun. did you feel in 1994 to 1997 that the sun did occupy such a status or not? >> no, not really. i think they very clefrlly marketed themselves as having such a status. and i think that -- i mean, i say elsewhere in my statement about there was a kind of sense of hierarchy in which paperses were more important than others. and i think "the sun," i wouldn't call it iconic, but it was a significant player. and i think within the media marketplace, rupert murdoch then had probably within the press a greater share and greater power than perhaps he does now because of all
PBS
May 2, 2012 1:00am PDT
corp c.e.o. rupert murdoch unfit to run his media empire. "nightly business report" is brought to you by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: big questions today about the leadership at two big companies-- news corp and chesapeake energy. susie, we'll have more on the issues swirling around both companies in just a moment. >> susie: meanwhile, tom, occupy wall street hoped to breathe new life into its movement with may day protests today. demonstrators marched through manhattan's financial district and protested in front of several large banks and media outlets, but in smaller numbers than marches last fall. similar protests took place other cities, including chicago, san francisco, and los angeles. he built one of the world's largest media empires. but today, rupert murdoch is being called "not fit to run" a global company. that's the conclusion of a committee of british lawmakers looking into wrongdoing by murdoch-owned newspapers in the united kingdom caught up in the phone hacking scandal, when reporters illegally obtained voicemails from celebrities and politicians. darren gersh
PBS
May 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
murdoch was responsible for the phone hacking scandal. >> rupert murdoch should not be running an international company like b sky b. >> shining a light on the occupy movement. they are having an impact on the world of art. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america. the president made a surprise visit to afghanistan. he is there to sign an agreement on future dealings with the country. for more on the trip and the future of relations between washington and kabul, i am joined by former u.s. defense secretary, richard cohen. he sizes agreement which marked involvement in afghanistan. 2024. what will that mean? >> that was always the plan. the notion that we would be there just for a short time, that meaning a decade. changing afghanistan on the ground will take decades and not just one. the plan was always to increase the troop level, then try to stabilize responsibility over to the army and police, reduce our presence, so we could have a prevention force that would prevent a resurgence of al qaeda, taliban, and serve to discourage the taliban from pakistan coming over into afghan
CSPAN
May 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
since turned to influence on politicians. would begin with rupert murdoch's son, james murdoch. he was brought before the inquiry to answer questions about the news corporation's bid to buy controlling shares in british media company bskyb. and meetings with the then prime minister tony blair and opposition leader david cameron, the current prime minister about the possible purchase. this is about an hour and 20 minutes. >> one could describe this in a number of ways. you use the term quite fairly, it could also be described as lobbying, couldn't it? >> yes. >> it could also be described as a private conversation with the prime minister making it clear the commercial concerns of your company and that he should issue a new understand him, is that right? >> i think, yes, it would have been entirely consistent with public statements, that would've made our others on behalf of the company would have made. and you know, nothing in communicating additionally would have been inconsistent with the companies of you on a further intervention into the market. >> would the purpose of the call
CSPAN
May 16, 2012 2:00am EDT
. and then you say, and he, that's mr. blair, didn't fancy a sustained set of questions about whether murdoch lobbied him. >> yeah. >> so that's a paraphrase of the conversation you had with mr. blair, is it? >> yeah. >> why didn't he fancy such a sustained set of questions? >> because the -- i think i've quoted in my statement the -- what i said at the briefing on this. i said in a number ten briefing, the conversation with prody covered a range of issues. it had been agreed neither side would brief on it. this had been honored. the ft should not use an anonymous italian official to stand up a story that was wrong. of course, if asked, we would always say the pm spoke up for british firms. it would be real odd if he was the pm of britain and did not. this did not stand up the story and talk about the prevention in this way was simply wrong. it did lead to a considerable frenzy this one. and i think we possibly could have handled it differently. and the call from prody was not about this. was about something completely different, and prody asked for us not to brief on it. the ft then ran this
CSPAN
May 17, 2012 11:30pm EDT
, it was a pretty difficult media landscape. and whether rupert murdoch was just kind of signalling being the last one standing, i don't know. so all i can really give you is what i put in my diary on that day. but there were two -- according to the cabin offers, between 2002 and 2005, tony blair spoke to rupert murdoch six times on the telephone. two of those times were during this period, and i think it's a combination of rupert murdoch trying to figure out what's going on, and also probably just saying we're going to support you on this. does that help? >> why would he need to do that? >> he wouldn't. he wouldn't. but i think it's -- again, i can't really help you beyond what i put in my statement. but i think he was -- it was the biggest issue anywhere in the world at that time. >> i understand that, but it's -- i suppose it goes back to the whole question of the perception of the reason why this intensely difficult time which you described in which we all remember simply from what we were watching and reading about. we weren't involved in these decisions. and i can understand he's talking to
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
that to you personally? >> no. >> mr. murdoch. we know he told the house of lords communications committee back in 2007 when he was spoken to in new york that he was a traditional proprietor who exercise editorial control on major issues. you agree with that or not? >> yes. >> doesn't apply as much to the "news of the world" as th"the sun.:" >> i think mr. murdoch is probably more interested in "the sun" and terms of political issues but it also apply "news of the world." >> your evidence -- question 146, i think it would be said that before any appointment, he knew me pretty well. you stand by that? >> before my appointment to the sun." of "the >> he would be aware of my views, social, political and cultural. do you stand by that? then you said take europe, for example. i think he was aware of my views. >> yes. >> without delving into this with great detail, your views on europe -- you were skeptic? and politically your position is very similar to mr. murdoch's? >> in some areas. >> in which areas to they differ? next we disagreed about quite a few things. more in margins of it rather tha
CSPAN
May 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
mr. murdoch has been there or thereabouts for 40 years, which is a very, very long time. you make the point that he is the most powerful media owner, and then you describe mr. dacre as the most powerful newspaper editor. but doesn't that longevity give them rather more than influence? i agree, it is not the power to change the law or the way in which this country is run. but it is a very real form, at the very strongest end of influence. would that be fair? >> yeah, i think in rupert murdoch's case it would be because of the point you make. if you sort of analyze power/influence year by year over the last four decades, as you say he's been a big player throughout that time. for example, i can remember being struck once in a discussion with george bush asking what rupert murdoch was like because he never met him. which i found quite surprising. and whether he's met him since, i don't know. but that was -- i think when rupert murdoch went to the committee and said, i wish these guys would leave me alone, i think that was a little disingenuous because i think he is interested in powe
CBS
May 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
lawmakers have released a scathing report about rupert murdoch and the phone hacking scandal that engulfed his media empire last year. murdoch and his son need to take responsibility for the wrongdoing. >> reporter: law makest had tough -- makers had tough words for rupert murdoch. >> he is not fit to run an international company. >> reporter: the much awaited report from a parliamentary panel concluded that murdoch and his son, james, oversaw a corporate culture that allowed the tabloid phone hacking scandal in britain. it also says murdoch, quote, exhibited willfully blindness to what was going on in his company and publications. >> corporately, they had misled the committee repeatedly about the true extent and nature of the investigations that they claimed to have carried out in relation to phone hacking. >> reporter: the committee does not have the power to invoke sanctions, but this report is expected to bring the scrutiny of murdoch's media empire, including britain's largest satellite broadcaster -- [indiscernible] murdoch came to england last week to defend his image and reassure s
CSPAN
May 15, 2012 7:30pm EDT
to limit cross media ownership in a way which would have restricted murdoch's empire had been quietly dropped by the labor party within six months of blair's visit to australia in 1995? >> we changed the policy. we changed the position. >> noisily dropped then. >> well, i think lance was trying to kind of feed into and play up to the idea of some sort of conspiracy. there was none. tony blair wasn't terribly keen on the cross -- the cross media policy we had up until then. i set out in my statement what his general position was with regard to cross media ownership. >> so the atribution of cause and effect, which mr. price sees in the sequence of events you don't believe is correct? >> no, i don't. >> do you have any discussions with mr. blair about the change in cross media ownership policy? >> i must have done. must have done. >> did he mention in any way the impact the change might have or more exactly the existing policy would have had on the murdoch press? >> not that i specifically recall, but it would certainly have been a factor. it would have been a factor. >> so the change in
CSPAN
May 17, 2012 11:00pm EDT
set issue -- >> yep. >> -- was covered on mr. murdoch, and it was clear that mr. prody made the call at the end of the day. can i just ask you about onery ent -- one entry in your diary, page 2, number 238. >> yeah. >> you didn't fear him coming to him about me, but the relationship with murdoch, the political knives were out for you at that time as well, weren't they? >> they were. >> i'm not sure this inquiry need go into that. i'm more concerned with the underlying point. and then you say, and he -- that's mr. blair -- didn't fancy a sustained set of questions about whether murdoch lobbied him. >> yeah. >> so that's the power phrase of the conversation you had with mr. blair, is it? >> yeah. >> why did he fancy such a sustained set of questions? >> because the -- i think i've quoted in my statement, the -- what i said at the briefing on this, that the -- i said in a number 10 briefing, the conversation covered a range of issues. it had been agreed that neither side would brief on it. this had been honored. the ft should not use an official that was wrong. if asked, this did not st
CSPAN
May 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
which would have restricted murdoch's empire be quietly dropped within the empire prior to murdoch's visit in 1995? >> we changed the policy, we changed the position. >> it was noisily dropped, then. >> i think lance was trying to feed into and play up to the idea of some sort of conspiracy. there was none. tony blair wasn't totally keen on the cross-media ownership policy we had up until then. i said in my statement what his general position was in relation to cross-media ownership. >> so the attribution of cause and effect which mr. price sees in the sequence of events, you don't believe is correct? >> i don't, no. >> did you have any discussions with mr. blair about the change in cross-media ownership policy? >> i must have done. i must have done. >> did he mention in any way the impact to change what the existing policy would have had on the media press? >> not that i recall, but it certainly would have been a factor. it would have been a factor. >> so the change in policy was beneficial to the murdoch press, and that was part of the thinking, was it? >> no. what i mean by a pa
WHUT
May 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
on rupert murdoch's handling of the phone-hacking scandal at one of his tabloid newspapers. the committee said the 81-year-old british tycoon's paper misled parliament during its inquiry into the scandal which -- into the scandal. hello and welcome to g.m.t. i'm george. also in the program, main-stream politicians beware from greece to france to spain. there's mounting anger over the emphasize on budget cuts. they live, work and type together but can soldiers really trust their afghan colleagues? it's 7:00 a.m. in washington. 1:00 in the afternoon in paris and midday here in london where a highly-anticipated report by british parliamentary committee has heavily criticized rupert murdoch and his son, james, over the phone hacking scandal at the now-defunct "news of the world" tabloid paper. he said he was -- said he was not a fit person to have stewardship over a major international company. >> that corporately at news world and news international misled the committee repeatedly about the true extent of the nature of the what they claimed to have carried out in decision to the phone hacki
CSPAN
May 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
it means for fox in the u.s. and what it means for the vote for murdoch empire. "washington journal" continues in just a moment. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> bin laden was a strategically relevant communicator with the various and disparate outfit into a certain extent i have to confess i had insider knowledge. in uniform i work for cent, and afghanistan and i work on the problem in iraq. we know bin laden personally was involved in communications to corral al-zawahiri, we knew he was making it out reached earlier on to al shabab in somalia and we knew he was involved in these types of things. as a consequence, no surprise talking about the ideologies, bin laden was relevant. >> how has counterterrorism and national security changed since the death of vince, bin laden? analysts and other intelligence community members continue to weigh in. see what they have to say all mind on the c-span video library, all archived and searchable. >> spend a weekend in oklahoma city with book tv and american histo
NBC
May 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, a devastating charge that rupert murdoch, perhaps the biggest media mogul on the planet, is unfit for his job. >>> family drama at the john edwards trial, the wife of the star witness is cross examined and it gets personal. >>> plus tonight, a terrific "making a difference" report. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and a special good evening to our viewers in the west tonight, as you probably heard, air force one touched down in the dark, without any visible running lights in kabul, afghanistan. an unannounced trip by president obama to the war zone that became a war zone following 9/11. tonight the president asked the television networks for air time and addressed the nation briefly from bagram air field outside kabul. there was work to be done on the ground there, and there is a lot of politics in the air surrounding this anniversary, in the context of an election year. we want to begin tonight's broadcast with our political director, chief white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: the president took a 13-hour plane ri
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
there would no definitive evidence -- there was no definitive evidence to prove whether james murdoch was aware of the e-mail or other evidence that indicates phone hacking was more widespread, the committee was never the less astonished he did not seek to see the evidence on which the decision to pay the settlement was based. the committee also went on to conclude by majority vote that corporately, "news of the world" and "news international misled the committee. and they had failed to disclose documents, which would have revealed the truth. as a result of these various attempts to mislead the committee, the report that we published in 2010 was not based on a fully accurate picture. other results of this, the committee had decided that we will table a motion in the house of commons, asking the house to endorse our conclusion about misleading evidence and we will [unintelligible] our report to the liaison committee [unintelligible] i believe one or two of my colleagues wish to add. >> we have been led up the garden path by "news international,"but so were the public and the victims of
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
minister tell us if he like other prime ministers have zero telephones of the murdoch empire? does he think what we see here today, but call for openness? >> i am perfectly prepared to with a relationship between politicians and media proprietors and it got too close. the party opposite has not revealed any of the meetings they had while they were in government. we have been completely transparent. >> of prime minister has relied l on theeverson process. in doing so, by providing the leveson to mr. frederick about b sky b. >> it is a judgment inquiry. he is able to ask for any papers or materials and this government will provide it. >> mr. speaker. the principles of fair play and natural -- it should be determined after the secretary of state had the opportunity to give his side. the most -- it is more about the failure of opposition and the people of britain. >> i think the motivation is they would do anything than campaign. >> i am willing to keep them here as long as they like. that's my guess. >> the one fact that they cannot get away from is the fact that james murdoch knew in terms wh
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
brown mp had been speaking at a meeting and argued that rupert murdoch should not be allowed -- do you recall that? >> i don't, i'm afraid. i'm sorry. what data was it? >> 2004. as he arrived at the news international reception, you approached mr. blair. do recall that? >> i think i know what anecdote you're referring to. >> it's not an anecdote. and a witness statement i've seen, you said mr. brown, shouldn't you be out of comment by now, or something like it. did you say that? >> i don't wind up saying that, no. >> do you remember what your husband said? >> i remember what mr. bright said my husband said. >> he was extremely rude, wasn't he? >> mr. bright? >> no, your husband. >> i don't think he said that. >> mr. watzman, you had him for mr. watzman. mr. watzman would say, or will say, following his, mr. watson, resignation in 2006, is a veteran? >> that that's what mr. watson which they? >> no. but there's underlying truth to it. and you have come you have encouraged "the sun" to write adverse maternal about him, is a veteran? >> no, i -- story. "the sun" has covered and has writte
CSPAN
May 16, 2012 2:30am EDT
witnesses has said that, you know, without rupert murdoch's support we couldn't have done the iraq war. complete nonsense. tony blair believed in what we were doing and the government supported what was being done and so did parliament. and that was way, way, way more important than any newspaper support. >> all right. that's probably convenient then to take just a break. >> all rise. >> i think you want to correct something you said in relation to the five pledges in the labor party -- >> yeah, five pledges, i checked, it was not. but it was announced before the article. >> okay. i have 53 of your statements. the back door point. you say, there tends to be a media presence in downing street most of the time. there's no particular need or desire to advertise a meeting. makes sense to avoid the front door. but not transparent, that, some would say. >> i'd accept that. >> then you say, slightly tongue in cheek, partly our thinking was for the rest of the media, murdoch was uniquely newer ral jurisdiction. >> it's not tongue in cheek, it's what we thought. rue better murdoch went into the
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May 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
" and his international misled parliament. they did not find evidence to suggest rupert murdoch or his son james misled the committee. members were divided over language that said corporate murdoch's unfit to run a major international company. this is one hour and 15 minutes. >> you have by now had time to read the committee. the report. we will make brief statements before we move to questions. i should say that the report concentrates not entirely but in large part on the issue of whether this committee was misled in the evidence it received press of play during its 2009 inquiry. although we go on to draw wider conclusions. it is important to say that the committee has not made any comment about the knowledge or the evidence of any individuals who have been arrested. we have deliberately refrained from doing so because we are conscious of a risk that any comments [unintelligible] might bring a possible criminal trial. the committee did conclude unanimously that les hinton misled the committee in 2009 in not telling the truth about the payments made to clyde goodman and his role in author
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May 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
or concern, is that it? >> no. >> why not? >> because although mr. brown had said those things to mr. murdoch, and although i had heard similar insinuations from others close to mr. brown that there was this tone of threat about it. the fact is that it didn't occur to me that they were real or proper or, i just, i just dismissed them, i suppose. >> some would say an elected government has executive power, or through parliament, would be quite entitled to bring in media policies which thought to be in the public interest but nonetheless did impact on the commercial interests of the media companies. would you agree? >> well, i'm sure that it is absolute, of course it's possible governments to debate regulation and policy on the media. of course, i agree with that. >> i'm just trying to explore your thinking in 2010. you have here mr. brown allegedly on your evidence hostile to news international. and you have mr. cameron, who is -- is that correct, he is favorable to news international? >> he wasn't hostile to "the sun." >> just have this would wait in your thinking. you are the chief executive
PBS
May 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
british prime minister answered the -- answers questions about his relationship with rupert murdoch. japan's former prime minister has apologized for his failure to stop the fukushima nuclear crisis. giving evidence to a parliamentary investigation into the disaster, he revealed there was a breakdown of trust between the prime minister, other branches of government, and of the plant operator. roman philips has this report from tokyo. >> more than a year on, the work to tackle the nuclear crisis continues at the fukushima plant. the reactors have been stabilized. the concern now is the pool containing spent fuel. texaco -- tepco says it is safe. there are concerns it could collapse releasing more radiation. japan is trying to learn lessons from the disaster. he came for questioning of an inquiry set up by the parliament. he was prime minister windy crisis began. -- when the crisis began. >> nuclear power was a national project. i believe the responsibility for the nuclear accident lies with the nation. as the person responsible for the nation when the accident happened, i apologize from the
WHUT
May 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
hearing testimony from rebekah brooks. until last year rupert murdoch's editor at the "news of the world" and "the sun." and peter has been following developments >> the witness today is mrs. rebekah brooks. >> thank you. >> rebekah brooks was once thought of as one of the most powerful you know what i mean britain. as editor of the former "news of the world," she this be youngest editor and went on to become chief executive of rupert murdoch's papers. so had she received messages from some when she resigned? >> i received messages from number 10, number 11, home office, foreign office. >> so you're talking about secretary of state, prime minister, -- >> and also people who worked in those offices as well. >> and politicians, how about them? >> like i said, there was very few labor politicians that sought commiseration. >> mr. blair, did he send you one? >> yes. >> probably not mr. brown? >> no. probably -- >> rebekah brooks' close relationship with politicians goes to the heart of this inquiry and media ethics. >> you passed on material evidence, call it what you will gained from your f
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